The Electric Ark


'The Philistines Place the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple of Dagon' by Battista Franco Veneziano, circa 1510 Wikimedia Commons

What if the Ark of the Covenant was actually a bronze-age machine capable of storing an electrostatic charge? It almost certainly wasn't, but the idea is a great excuse to explore the understanding of electricity in the ancient world. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick for another Ark-themed episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

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Dagon fallen down before the ark, circa 1873
Dagon fallen down before the ark, circa 1873
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Topics in this Podcast: religion, electricity, technology